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Tonysignorelli9731 answered:
It means there is an HOA and there may be rules as far as use of your land or design of your home.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Private Buyer answered:
Simply put, by a buyer and not an agent whom only work for the seller and not the buyer, the real estate agents in Western Montana are also the sellers. They're all friends and if you do the research you will see that the real estate agents are also the landowners in many cases. They are all buying and selling and dancing and jigging and making bank off of one another as they play the local markets.

They give you a song and dance that you are "paying for the view". When the view they refer to is the mountains which is on fire and you can't see from smoke for most of the Summer/Fall and in the Winter/Spring the Mountains are not accessible because of being snowed in, property costs should be much lower because there is no view.

As others have pointed out, there are no jobs in Ravalli County. The buying and selling is coming from people and corporations from California. The closest average sized town is 60 miles away in Missoula and the job market there is even non-existent. Businesses only want to pay minimum wage while rent/mortgage is at a premium. We can't afford to eat while the real estate agents laugh all the way to their off-shore banks.

By the way, Ravalli agents keep trying to say that living here is safe. No, not even close. Firstly, as of Fall 2016 the city of Hamilton, MT crime rate is at 300%. The area Republicans walk around with guns and threaten to "take up arms" against all Democrats and any who disagree with their twisted anti-Constitutional logic. Disagree with me? Then look in to the "Obama Library" outhouse that the current Commissioners and Sheriff all had a part in condoning. It was a direct threat to kill not only President Obama but any and all Democrats in the Valley who voted for him. By the way, these same people are the school teachers who are a threat to our children. Ravalli County Montana is nowhere near a safe place to live.

Off the soap-box and on topic, this question was posted in 2009 but, in 2017 the answer is still the same. Greed and lack of empathy is why prices are still high and will stay high in the Bitterroot Valley.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Amycaitlin42 asked:
Time is the precious asset for every business
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Dennis Norwood answered:
MLS has date settings and allows agents to pull comparable sales from a specific date range — say January to May of 2010. We can then use those comparable sales to recreate the market conditions of the time period. This can be extremely helpful when pricing unique properties or infill development when you have few comparable sales in your marketplace recently. And if you are in a larger city, the Case-Shiller index tracks housing prices in major metro areas and has done so for decades. You can effectively price your home in today’s dollars and then use the Case-Shiller index to adjust the price back to the time you are looking for. ... more
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Amycaitlin42 asked:
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Donnatx61 answered:
The colony tx rebound? Lol, the city runs itself like non-other. Reason everything developed around the colony and not within. I cannot say they are behind the times since atleast by 1950 most subdivisions had street drainage and street lighting. The colony is only just now "starting" to add those apparent luxory's. Make matters worst, their tax rate is just slightly higher than the surrounding cities and home appreciation, not worth mentioning. ... more
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
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Tue Mar 14, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
And I read that HOA fees vary significantly. The average fee is $200. However, some experts estimate these fees between $100 and $700. Of course, the price depends on the services HOA provides. ... more
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Mon Mar 13, 2017
Angela Hill answered:
954 N Date, 85201 is a condo coming on market this week. Great location with pool for association. 1200 sq ft 2 large BRs, 2 bath, big living rm & tiled rec room. Enclosed patio & carport for 2 cars. Call your Realtor about this one. ... more
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Mon Mar 13, 2017
Amanda Hardesty asked:
136 Creekwood Circle, Topping, VA 23169
4881 Warwick Road, Newport News , VA 23224
4887 Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224
4893 Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224
21 S West Street, Petersburg,…
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Ben Hughes answered:
Hello Jake. That is probably something an insurance agent would only be able to see. There are no sites out there that will publicly tell us this. It is in the FEMA flood zone area is all we can see. Are you looking to live at that address or for an investment? I'd be glad to help you is you want to contact me. ... more
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Michele Herndon asked:
Branded photo of house with company logo, name, etc.. ?
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Thu Mar 9, 2017
Whatvr4 answered:
what is the average price a homeowner in Los Angeles will pay per square foot for room addtions ?
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Maricris A answered:

To remove a home from your saved homes, please follow these steps:

1. Hover your mouse over your screen name at the top right and click My Boards.

2. Click the Saved Homes tab. A list of your saved homes appears. Find the home you want to delete.

3. At the bottom right of the saved home, you will see a bubble with 3 dots. Click this. A gray pop up will appear with the option to delete.

4. Click delete.


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Fri Mar 3, 2017
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Keithbgarner answered:
I seldom comment, but in this case I do have a strong opinion. My wife and I sold our residence in Connecticut last August and leased a single family home in Vasari for a year to see if we wanted to permanently relocate to the Naples area. Short answer: We love the Naples area and we love Vasari. The pluses include (1) the overwhelmingly warm greeting we've experienced from the owners and Country Club staff, (2) the convenient location to everything including Barefoot Beach and RSW, and (3) the value as compared with other area properties we've researched. The strength of the community lies in the primarily Midwestern and Canadian ownership base -- not to offend Yankees like ourselves. We don't golf actively although my wife is the past 9-hole champion at Hartford Golf Club. The view we enjoy of the 15th hole is worth the price of the membership. And ... we are well below 70 years old. We are planning on purchasing a residence at Vasari. ... more
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